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Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm.

A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Black, Camera, Action! short films present connections between Black history and Black futures in Portland

Airs at: Thu, 02/20/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On Saturday, February 22nd, Gentrification is WEIRD and Alberta Abbey will be presenting a night of short films, entitled Black, Camera, Action! The short documentary films focus on the past, present and future of Black communities in Portland, and the event will also fe... Read more

Don't Shoot PDX clinics offer empowerment through legal counsel and expanded knowledge

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Don’t Shoot Portland is a grassroots community advocacy network formed in 2014, which works through numerous pathways, be it activism, direct community education, or legislative policy, towards cultural change and ending systemic racial discrimination. Their activism and... Read more

Lâm Quãng presents "A Stand Up Tragedy," and sits down to discuss his experience as a Vietnamese refugee and the power of storytelling

Airs at: Fri, 02/14/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  In a twist on the tradition of “stand up comedy, ” Astoria-based artist and Vietnamese refugee Lâm Quãng is creating a new show. It’s entitled “A Stand Up tragedy, a fireside chat with Lâm Quãng.” KBOO’S Althea Billings spoke with Quãng about his upcoming fireside chat, ... Read more

Vera Violet by Melissa Anne Peterson

Airs at: Thu, 02/13/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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Our In Depth guest today, on this special Winter Membership Drive newscast, is Melissa Anne Peterson, author of the new novel Vera Violet from Counterpoint Press. Melissa grew up in the logging town of Shelton, Washington, and received her undergrad degree from The Evergre... Read more

Voter purges, disinformation and where your vote went: a conversation with Thom Hartmann

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Why is it that exit polls show one candidate winning, but the results of the election put the opposing candidate in power? This phenomenon, called 'redshift,' is fueled by voter roll purges and provisional ballots, which while seeming to allow for people not on the rolls... Read more

Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Cameron Smith offers a strong administrative background, vision for uniting Oregonians

Airs at: Thu, 02/06/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Cameron Smith is a candidate for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary. He’s served three tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of captain. He also served as senior policy advisor to two Oregon governors. In 2013, he became the direc... Read more

Portland native and caucus expert Christine Kramar debriefs the Iowa caucuses

Airs at: Tue, 02/04/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Monday marked the true beginning of the presidential primary season, with the Iowa caucuses. The first state in the nation did not handle things so smoothly though, at least when it comes to the Democratic caucuses. A disastrous series of events, including a faulty app a... Read more

Healthcare reform has a new backer: the American College of Physicians; Conversation with ACP President Dr. Robert McLean

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The American College of Physicians has just issued a call for action on healthcare reform, urging lawmakers to pursue either a single payer or public option model in order to achieve universal health coverage. The ACP's call for action is entitled "Better Is Possible: Th... Read more

Oregon Secretary of State candidate Jennifer Williamson offers a vision for election equity and security

Airs at: Thu, 01/30/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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  Jennifer Williamson has been the Oregon House Majority Leader since 2016, representing Northwest and Southwest Portland since 2013. Now, she is running for Oregon Secretary of State. In office, Williamson has worked on issues like reproductive rights, tighter gun control... Read more

Oregon Secretary of State candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner is a record setter in more ways than one, offering a variety of experience

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running as a Democrat in the primary for Oregon Secretary of State this coming May.  McLeod-Skinner ran for Congress for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018 and set new records for Democratic turnout. This included winning two counties th... Read more